July 28th, 2021

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  • Subaru Crosstrek a fantastic crossover

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com l Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Since it was first introduced, the Subaru Crosstrek has been one of my favourite small crossovers. And for 2021, this popular choice among buyers and reviewers is even better. The Crosstrek, in Subaru-speak, has been “re-engineered” for the 2021 model year and the improvements make an already great [...] Read More »

    2 months ago
  • Spiritual Care Team providing care for the soul

    These days we regularly see TV footage of health care professionals in hospitals. Yet barely visible is a vital group who provide care for the soul. They are the Spiritual Care Team. At the Chinook Regional Hospital, I met Roman Catholic Spiritual Care Coordinator Annella Wehlage, who introduced me to Spiritual Health Practitioner John Moerman, [...] Read More »

    3 months ago
  • Modern-day example of the Good Samaritan

    It was a chilly February morning in 2001 when my father left the mall after his routine walk to drive to the curling rink to meet the rest of his retired buddies. With known heart problems, he must have sensed something amiss, and quickly and haphazardly pulled into the first pull-out he came upon. Immediately [...] Read More »

    3 months ago
  • Small businesses getting help; Schweitzer

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Small businesses in Alberta are being offered a helping hand. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hinder small businesses, the province is offering supports to help owners through a tough time with additional pandemic support through a new financial relief program, the Enhanced COVID-19 Business Benefit, beginning in April. The Enhanced COVID-19 Business Benefit provides [...] Read More »

    5 months ago
  • Blood Tribe members want election reform

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Blood Tribe members are calling for the reform of the current electoral system after about 300 people were not allowed to vote in the municipal election at the Lethbridge polling station back in November. A separate problem happened in Calgary when the location of the vote was changed the day [...] Read More »

    5 months ago

Local News

  • Voters to have say about third bridge

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge residents will have a chance to vote on a non-binding ballot question during this fall’s municipal election which will gauge the public’s desire to build a third bridge by 2030. “I think it is important to ask the citizens of Lethbridge if they want that third bridge built before 2030,” said Mayor [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • The Price is right for the return of outdoor Saturday night music

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com COVID silenced the music but with pandemic restrictions eased, Tom Price and his band are back hitting all the right notes. Price was a founding member of popular Lethbridge musical act Tom & Curt which made many fans here and elsewhere starting in the 1970s. Originally a duo with singer/guitarist Price and bassist/vocalist [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Unleashed dog injures goats at Indian Battle Park

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Creekside Goat Company owner Robert Finck is asking Lethbridge residents to be more aware he has goats working in certain areas of the city, and to keep their dogs under control and on leash in city parks, after a large husky attacked two of his goats in Indian Battle Park on Tuesday, causing [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Shoes for Kids off and running

    Since being announced earlier this month, Connecting Our Community Lethbridge’s Shoes for Kids YQL is off and running. Now, further initiatives are afoot as Shoes for Kids YQL joins forces with MyCityCare and the Ready Set Go. The collaboration ensures more children in Lethbridge and surrounding Indigenous communities will be recipients of brand-new shoes and [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Province investing in facility to produce renewable fuel

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald The Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction fund is supporting a new facility in southern Alberta that will create jobs and cut emissions by transforming agricultural waste. Alberta’s government is using $4.7 million from the TIER fund through Emissions Reduction Alberta to create a $28.6-million facility at Canary Biofuels Plant in Lethbridge [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago

National News

  • Ottawa hands N.L. $5.2 billion for troubled Muskrat Falls hydro project

    ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday a $5.2-billion deal to help Newfoundland and Labrador cover the costs of its troubled Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. Trudeau’s visit to St. John’s, N.L., comes amid growing speculation that a federal election is on the horizon, and he is set to announce later in the [...] Read More »

    34 mins ago
  • U.K. excludes Canadian travellers from new exception to quarantine measures

    Fully vaccinated Canadian travellers have been left out of plans to ease quarantine restrictions for entry in the United Kingdom. The U.K. announced today that fully vaccinated travellers in the U.S. or Europe will not have to quarantine on arrival to the U.K. The changes are set to go in place at 4 a.m. on [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Ottawa hands N.L. $5.2 billion in funding for troubled Muskrat Falls hydro project

    ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Ottawa is providing $5.2 billion in funding to help Newfoundland and Labrador avoid a spike in electricity rates resulting from the province’s troubled Muskrat Falls hydroelectricity project. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the agreement alongside Premier Andrew Furey in St. John’s today. The money will help cover costs set to come [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Green party bleeding cash amid legal battles with Annamie Paul

    OTTAWA – The Green party is poised to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars on legal battles with leader Annamie Paul, worsening an already rough financial situation as a federal election nears. At a meeting of the Greens’ federal council last night, executives of the party said it spent about $100,000 on legal fees [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Group calls for integration of early childhood education and school systems

    An advocacy group is calling for Canada to fully integrate child-care and early childhood education into its school systems. A new report from People for Education says there are clear benefits to early childhood education, and current systems across the country aren’t up to muster. The group says access to child care is inequitable, with [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago

Provincial News

  • ASIRT investigating after man shot during confrontation with Edmonton police

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s police watchdog is investigating after a man who was reportedly firing a gun in an Edmonton parking lot was shot and killed during a confrontation with police officers. The Edmonton Police Service says in a news release that a caller reported a man was damaging vehicles near the neighbourhood of Millwoods on [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Calgary Stampede linked to 71 COVID-19 cases; community spread from event unknown

    CALGARY – Alberta Health says 71 cases of COVID-19 were likely acquired at the Calgary Stampede but community spread as a result of those cases is unknown. Government officials say the 10-day rodeo and festival that welcomed hundreds of thousands of attendees isn’t a significant driver, so far, in rising infections in the province. The [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Sentencing delay for men found guilty of flouting Alberta COVID-19 rules

    CALGARY – Sentencing arguments for an Alberta pastor and his brother found guilty of contempt after deliberately violating COVID-19 health orders have been put over until September. Artur Pawlowski and his brother Dawid Pawlowski were arrested in May and accused of organizing an illegal gathering as well as promoting and attending an illegal gathering. The [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • RCMP investigating suspicious death of Fort MacLeod man

    CROWSNEST PASS, Alta. – RCMP they are investigating the suspicious death of a man from Fort MacLeod, Alta. Mounties from the Crowsnest Pass, Alta., detachment say they received a report on July 20 about possible human remains that were found in a rural area. The remains were later identified as those of 35-year-old Lane Tail [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Alberta renews child-care deal with Ottawa; prolongs talks about $10 a day program

    CALGARY – Alberta has extended its agreement with the federal government for child care but has yet to sign on to Ottawa’s $27-billion subsidy plan that would cut fees in half. The United Conservative government says an extension to the Canada-Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Agreement will enhance existing subsidies to support working parents. [...] Read More »

    5 days ago

World News

  • Wisconsin officer to be charged in 2016 slaying of Black man

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday found probable cause to charge a police officer in the 2016 slaying of a Black man who was sitting in a parked car, taking the rare step of overruling prosecutors years after they declined to charge the officer. Milwaukee County Judge Glenn Yamahiro said probable cause [...] Read More »

    15 mins ago
  • Wisconsin officer charged in 2016 slaying of Black man

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin judge charged a police officer Wednesday in the 2016 slaying of a Black man who was sitting in a parked car, taking the rare step of overruling prosecutors years after they declined to charge the officer. Milwaukee County Judge Glenn Yamahiro charged Joseph Mensah with homicide by negligent use [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • NY to require state employees to get vaccines, or get tested

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York will require all state employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by Labor Day or undergo weekly tests for COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. “It’s smart, it’s fair and it’s in everyone’s interest,” Cuomo said in a Wednesday Zoom call with the nonprofit Association for a Better New [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Woman unaware she had $39M lottery ticket in purse for weeks

    BERLIN (AP) – Lottery officials say a woman in Germany carried a winning ticket in her purse for weeks without realizing it was worth about 33 million euros ($39 million). Lotto Bayern said Wednesday that the 45-year-old woman was the sole winner of a draw on June 9, having correctly guessed seven fields on a [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • GOP’s Jake Ellzey wins US House seat over Trump-backed rival

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Republican Jake Ellzey of Texas won a U.S. House seat on Tuesday night over rival backed by Donald Trump, dealing the former president a defeat in a test of his endorsement power since leaving office. Ellzey’s come-from-behind victory over Republican Susan Wright, the widow of the late Rep. Ron Wright, in [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago